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About Darius Whelan

I received my BCL Degree in 1986 from University College Dublin and then completed an LL.M. thesis, also at UCD, on 'The Comparative Method and Law Reform' in 1990. I was called to the Bar in 1988 and my Ph.D. was conferred by Trinity College Dublin in 2000 for a thesis on the topic 'Criminal Procedure and Mental Health'. I run the Irish Law e-mail discussion group and the Irish Law Site (, which is hosted at UCC. My research interests include Mental Health Law and Internet Regulation. I am currently President of the Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association, the members of which represent patients admitted to approved centres under the Mental Health Act 2001.


Present Lecturer in Law, University College Cork, University College Cork, Ireland

Research Interests

Mental Health Law, Internet Regulation, and Employment Law

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Contact Information

Faculty of Law, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland


Mental Health Law (2)

Criminal Justice (1)

Comparative Law (1)

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